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Old 12-13-2012, 02:01 PM   #761
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I'm at the Contempory...the one with the monorail going through it. My first trip toDW and I wanted something easy for transportation. Just splurged a little....
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Not (real) 'travel', but we are taking a week in January to go to Huatulco, where we'll meet up with some friends from Alberta.

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I'm at the Contempory...the one with the monorail going through it. My first trip toDW and I wanted something easy for transportation. Just splurged a little....
I'm jealous.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #764
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I'm at the Contempory...the one with the monorail going through it. My first trip toDW and I wanted something easy for transportation. Just splurged a little....
Our favorites were the cabins (mobile homes) at Fort Wilderness - each cabin included a small kitchen, living area, bathroom and a bedroom with a double bed and bunk bed. Was perfect for us and two kids. We stocked up on breakfast makings and had breakfast at the cabin and then went off touring for the day. Easy access to Magic Kingdom as I recall.

See Rates & Room Types | The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort | Walt Disney World Resort

We also splurged and stayed at Contemporary once too. I liked it. However, IIRC the balcony railings we wider than code at the time so we were on red alert all the time with DS crawling around.

I have always wanted to stay at the Grand Floridian. We have had the character breakfast there, but never stayed there.
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The Christmas decorations are up. Very nice time of the year for DW. Wish I could post a picture but can't right now. Very Merry Christmas tonight...it was snowing on Main Street. Three more days then heading home.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:17 AM   #766
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PB4uski, my daughter and I are planning to drive our 5 grandchildren to WDW in 2013. We have been thinking of the cabins as a possible option, since our husbands will fly in and that makes 9 people for two cabins. It looks like there is more privacy and outdoor play area.

I bet the holiday decorations are nice. I heard the Osborn lights are great.
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Those cabins look nice. Kitchens and separate bedrooms make a big difference, especially when children are in the group. We have another couple of years before our grandchildren are "Disney age" but when we're there I will definitely look at this option.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #768
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We are doing 4 trips this coming year: 2 weeks in California in February, 2 weeks in Italy in April, 1 week at a lake house in New Hampshire during the summer, and then a 3-4 week roadtrip down the eastern coast and over to the Hilton Head area in Sept/Oct. I would be on the road 6 months of the year if I could get my hub to agree.

Next year we will do 4 weeks in Aus/NZL. :-)
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Leaving for France/Switzerland tomorrow. Hopefully it will be a white Christmas. Good food, good wine, and lots of family fun are on the program.
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Ah, heading home for one last visit before the 21st...
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I hear that he is going to Bugarach

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We just booked a trek on the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu in Peru in May 2013. The trek is 4 days of a 2 week trip we are planning. I can't wait! Hiking the Inca Trail is one of my travel bucket list items...
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Heading to Salt Lake City in January for a ski trip.
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We just booked a trek on the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu in Peru in May 2013. The trek is 4 days of a 2 week trip we are planning. I can't wait! Hiking the Inca Trail is one of my travel bucket list items...
You will love Peru! If you have any open spots in your itinerary, I'd be happy to suggest some fun places--we crossed the whole country over the course of our month there in January. What a stunning place!
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Heading to Salt Lake City in January for a ski trip.
Which resort are you skiing? From my limited experience (only skied just about every resort west of the Mississippi) and my very biased opinion, Utah truly has the best snow on earth!

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leaving day after xmas for my first official snowbird winter in AZ. looks like another storm coming thru shortly after this one, so as of now, thinking S as quick and out of its way as possible to Roanoke, then right
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Have a condo in Frisco, CO booked for Feb & March 2013. It's our retirement present to ourselves while all of our limbs are pointed in the right direction. Have a season pass to Copper Mountain - the front range CO resorts (within 90 miles of Denver) have great season pass prices - if you buy early prior to the season, you will likely spend less than for a 6 - 7 day ticket. I think we got ours this year for around $370 each.

Per the ski posts previously, Utah certainly has great skiing. I think they have "better" and more snow, but the CO resorts seem to have better ski-town ambience.
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On a recent visit to Houston we took a very interesting tour of the Houston Ship Channel. No cost, on a beautiful boat~nice way to spend an hour or so. I recommend it to all that have a photo ID.

One interesting note is that when we drove into the area to board the boat we all had to show a picture ID at the Homeland Security gate and we also had to haul out our IDs again when boarding the boat. I say this to remind myself that even tho Texas passed a law that requires a photo ID to vote the law was later stopped by the feds.

They check you twice to ride the boat, but not allowed to do so to vote.
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